Date posted: 26/02/2019 3 min read

Victoria Regional update February 2019

Happy New Year to all members and hope you are having a great start to 2019!

In brief

  • CA ANZ Victorian Discussion Groups
  • Victorian Members Groups on both facebook and LinkedIn
  • Victorian Diversity and Inclusion Panel
  • Victorian Government policy advocacy and member engagement

CA ANZ Victorian Discussion Groups news

I’m really pleased to share some great news with all members that the CA ANZ Victorian Discussion Groups are now again listed.

View here

Addition information on the Discussion Groups

If you would like any additional information about any of the Discussion Groups

Email Andrew Quinlan

Victorian Members Groups on both facebook

I would also like to encourage members to join our Victorian Members Groups on facebook (if you have not already done so). We are continually providing updates on various member engagement initiatives and it would be great to see as many members as possible actively contributing to the group.

To request access the groups, please use the links below

Victorian Members Groups on LinkedIn

I would also like to encourage members to join our Victorian Members Groups on LinkedIn (if you have not already done so). We are continually providing updates on various member engagement initiatives and it would be great to see as many members as possible actively contributing to the group.

To request access the groups, please use the links below:

Expressions of Interest: Victorian Diversity and Inclusion Panel

With diversity comes richness, which enhances the quality of service we provide to our members. The Victorian Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Panel has been set up to broaden the consideration of diversity matters of interest for members in the region and assist in identifying new and innovative member support services to address diversity & inclusion trends for the profession.
The priorities for the panel include:

  • Provide advice to and receive direction from the Victorian Regional Council and other governance groups on strategic issues affecting diversity in the profession
  • To recommend the commissioning and exchange of information on appropriate research projects
  • Establish effective communication channels both to and from the membership into the organisation
  • Raise and maintain the diversity profile of the profession
  • Effectively represent the diversity needs of the profession

To help us move forward with these priorities, we are seeking expressions of interest from enthusiastic and committed members to provide intellectual input into the Victorian Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Panel. Getting involved with the panel will give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop your professional skills through active participation
  • Advise CA ANZ about services and events that assist in the development of diversity and inclusion in the profession
  • Contribute to policy and strategic development of the panel
  • Provide insight into diversity and inclusion issues of relevance to the profession
  • Foster relationships between members and CA ANZ
  • Develop a diverse and inclusive CA community and value proposition
  • Implement professional community growth strategies and review community benefits

Express your interest

For more information or to express your interest in joining the panel, please send me an email

Andrew Quinlan
Finally, your Melbourne office has been very busy in February delivering our 79th Annual Golf Day (looking forward to the 80th anniversary next year!), R&D Tax Incentive in Australia Building Knowledge session by PwC, CA ANZ’s Victorian Public Sector Forum and Small Firm Big Bang – Collection and Use of Data by State Revenue Office. All events were extremely successful and special thanks to our Event Delivery team and Account Managers for making them so! 

Victorian Government policy advocacy and member engagement

CA ANZ and the Victorian Regional Council to engage members in further policy advocacy and activities with government

In brief

  • Victorian Government policy advocacy and member engagement plans are being developed
  • To engage local CAs in advocacy that creates value for you, your clients and communities
  • Aims to increase awareness, visibility and impact of CA ANZ advocacy and profile in Tasmani

Our Advocacy team has commenced work with the Victorian Regional Council to help develop and implement coordinated advocacy and communication plans with the Victorian Government on policy issues relevant to members.

Regional Council engagement

The proposed objectives of the plans discussed at meetings with the Regional Council include:

  • Identifying and communicating more opportunities for experienced, local CAs to engage in policy advocacy and activities with the Victorian Government,
  • Raising awareness and visibility of our advocacy with members and the Victorian Government,
  • Increasing the influence and impact of CA ANZ advocacy,
  • Increasing CA ANZ's recognition as trusted advisers with the Victorian Government, and
  • Raising the profile of CA ANZ and members with the Victorian Government

Thank you to all the Victorian Regional Councillors who have volunteered to be Member Champions for advocacy.

Comment or Queries on advocacy

If you have any queries or comments, please contact the Australian Government Affairs Leader

Sarah Davidson

As always, please feel free to share any feedback with me about your membership and I look forward to seeing you throughout 2019.

 

Andrew Quinlan CA

Senior Account Manager – Victoria & Tasmania